CHEBI:17637 - 6-methylsalicylic acid

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ChEBI Name 6-methylsalicylic acid
ChEBI ID CHEBI:17637
Definition A monohydroxybenzoic acid that is salicylic acid in which the hydrogen ortho to the carboxylic acid group is substituted by a methyl group.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:1165, CHEBI:2218, CHEBI:20743, CHEBI:19649, CHEBI:28178
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Formula C8H8O3
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 152.14730
Monoisotopic Mass 152.047
InChI InChI=1S/C8H8O3/c1-5-3-2-4-6(9)7(5)8(10)11/h2-4,9H,1H3,(H,10,11)
InChIKey HCJMNOSIAGSZBM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILES Cc1cccc(O)c1C(O)=O
Metabolite of Species Details
Leibnitzia anandria (NCBI:txid41596) See: PubMed
Penicillium griseofulvum (NCBI:txid5078) See: PubMed
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): Bronsted acid
A molecular entity capable of donating a hydron to an acceptor (Bronsted base).
(via oxoacid )
Biological Role(s): Penicillium metabolite
Any fungal metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in Penicillium.
plant metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in plants, the kingdom that include flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms.
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ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing 6-methylsalicylic acid (CHEBI:17637) has functional parent salicylic acid (CHEBI:16914)
6-methylsalicylic acid (CHEBI:17637) has role Penicillium metabolite (CHEBI:76964)
6-methylsalicylic acid (CHEBI:17637) has role plant metabolite (CHEBI:76924)
6-methylsalicylic acid (CHEBI:17637) is a monohydroxybenzoic acid (CHEBI:25389)
6-methylsalicylic acid (CHEBI:17637) is conjugate acid of 6-methylsalicylate (CHEBI:36658)
Incoming 6-methylsalicylate (CHEBI:36658) is conjugate base of 6-methylsalicylic acid (CHEBI:17637)
IUPAC Name
2-hydroxy-6-methylbenzoic acid
Synonyms Sources
2,6-Cresotic acid ChemIDplus
2-hydroxy-6-methylbenzoic acid ChemIDplus
2-Hydroxy-6-methylbenzoic acid KEGG COMPOUND
2-Hydroxymethylbenzoic acid KEGG COMPOUND
6-Hydroxy-o-toluic acid ChemIDplus
6-Methyl-2-hydroxybenzenecarboxylate KEGG COMPOUND
6-Methylsalicylic acid KEGG COMPOUND
Methylsalicylic acid KEGG COMPOUND
Manual Xrefs Databases
C00000486 KNApSAcK
C00002658 KNApSAcK
C02657 KEGG COMPOUND
CPD-637 MetaCyc
LMPK13010002 LIPID MAPS
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
2208693 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
2208693 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
567-61-3 CAS Registry Number KEGG COMPOUND
567-61-3 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
612-20-4 CAS Registry Number KEGG COMPOUND
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Last Modified
23 October 2015